Consumer Tech

By Beth Blecherman | #Tech updates and #trends from #CES and what's new in Consumer Electronics

The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics

One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone — you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an internet connection — it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens to make fun …

Raspberry Pi

Philips Hue Lights: A Guide to What Each Does (and Costs)

Philips makes a wide number of smart LED lights that offer a mix of colors and effects that you can control remotely. Plus, LEDs last much longer …

GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22

Nintendo Switch is in short supply — which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new consoles. They’ve been hard to find since launch, and Nintendo announced it’s ramping up production, which should help, but now GameStop says it’ll …

Nintendo

Sony's Wild Wearable Turns Your Body Into an Instrument

You can find a lot of industry-changing tech at SXSW, but sometimes you'll run across a piece of tech that's just plain fun. Case in point: Sony's …

Wearable Tech

Mac Week: Best Mac to buy in 2016: Apple's top iMacs, MacBooks and more

Picking the perfect MacBuying a new Mac isn't as simple as picking up the latest iPhone. Unlike with their phones, Apple users tend to keep their …

MacBook

Best MacBook 2017 - A Guide to Apple Laptops

Even though the most-recent MacBook Air is nearly two years old, it still offers plenty of value for Mac fans on a budget. The only MacBook with a …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft Offers 31.4% Discount On Laptops On Pi Day

Microsoft has made a habit of celebrating Pi Day every year and the company is celebrating it in 2017 as well. The company today confirmed that as …

Vitamix vs Blendtec Blender Review

Many of you have inquired about my opinion on Vitamix vs Blendtec, so it was due time to share my formal review.<p>Having now owned and extensively used</i> …

What Happened When We Took the SCiO Food Analyzer Grocery Shopping

Who needs infrared spectrometers in their phones? People who hate buying tasteless produce or mystery cheese Photo: Tekla PerryI’m at a Whole Foods …

Food

Updated: 10 best full-frame DSLRs in 2016

Best full frame pro DSLRIf you look inside any professional photographer's kit bag, the chances are you'll find a full-frame DSLR. These are bigger, …

Cameras

Huawei Watch 2 hands-on: a disappointing second act

Huawei's second-generation Android wearables are full of functionality, but mostly bereft of style.<p>The first Huawei Watch, released back in 2015, was …

Wearable Tech

Budget Android Handset LG Fortune Launched On Cricket

If you’re in the market for a secondary smartphone, one for your kids, or maybe something inexpensive for your employees to use, you might be …

Xiaomi Boasts 1 Million Redmi Note 4 Handsets Sold In 45 Days

When it comes to selling smartphones, Xiaomi certainly has managed to find out how to sell so many and so quickly. The company had previously bragged …

Review: Small, slick design makes Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 the PC laptop to beat

Dell added Windows Hello, removed the fan, and kept the good stuff the same.<p>Despite its foibles, Dell’s 2015 redesign of its XPS 13 Ultrabook was our …

Laptops

Withings Steel HR Review: Heart tracking and 3-week battery make a great combo

I’ve struggled a lot to find the right fitness wearable.<p>Smartwatches don’t always have a heart rate sensor, and when they do, it’s often poorly implemented. I like Fitbit’s Charge 2 a lot, and the new Alta HR looks sweet, but sometimes I just want something that looks and feels like <i>a watch.</i><p>Enter …

Wearable Tech

Watch Out For Apple Watch Series 3: A Superior Digital Wrist Piece

Rumors are rife about the third edition of Apple Inc.’s popular wrist gadget. Global smartwatch sales and those of other wearable gadgets are seeing …

Smartwatches

iPhone Browser Showdown: Chrome vs. Safari

Safari has long been the go-to browser on the iPhone, but after Apple finally opened up the secret speed enhancements in Safari to other browsers way …

iOS

Meet the privacy pocket that takes your phone off the grid

Gear & Gadgets

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

Apple TV

The Best Laptop Deals of Today: 2-in-1s, Tablets, More

<b>Retailer:</b> Dell<b><br>Regular Price:</b> $699.99<b><br>Sale Price:</b> $649.99<b><br>Coupon:</b> 50OFF699<p><b>Why This is a Good Deal:</b> The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 offers solid …

Laptops

Laptop Tech Support Showdown! Our 2017 Ratings

Not every company offers first-class tech support for its laptops. With confusing web resources, unhelpful social media accounts and clueless phone …

Laptops

How Many Megapixels Do You Really Need?

Megapixels have become the ultimate measure of a camera. If your cousin has a phone with more megapixels than your year-old point-and-shoot camera, …

Photography

7 of the best TV features you should be using

Your new TV likely has a lot features buried in its settings menu that you didn't know exist. Here are the ones you should check out.<p>When you first buy a new television, you might spend the first hour or so digging through the menus, making sure all the settings are properly configured. After that, …

Home Theater

15 smart home essentials under $100 we absolutely love

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Smart-home technology can make your life easier and a …

Home Automation

6 best media streaming devices to help ditch your cable bill

<i>This article originally appeared on TIME.com.</i><p>With over-the-top television services like DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, and Sling TV gaining popularity, the great unbundling is upon us — and it’s now easier than ever to dump your cable subscription for shows delivered via the Internet.<p>But in order to …

Apple TV

Worth the Wait? Apple Watch Series 2 Review

When Tim Cook unveiled the original Apple Watch in April of 2015, I took one look at my heavy, cameraless first-generation iPad and decided to wait, knowing that the next iteration of the smartwatch would be far superior. Fast-forward to last October, and I was walking into an Apple Store intent on …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch 2 Vs Samsung Gear S3 Vs Huawei Watch 2 Vs LG Watch Sport: Specs Comparison After MWC 2017 Addition

Huawei announced its latest smartwatch during a Mobile World Congress press conference Sunday. The Huawei Watch 2 is expected to release between …

Samsung

Huawei Watch 2 Coming With 4G And Sporty New Look

Leaked images of the new Huawei smartwatch (VentureBeat)<p>The Huawei Watch 2 looks like being the next heavy-hitter to break out from Google’s Android Wear smartwatch stable. The wearable has been pictured online courtesy of serial leaker Evan Blass over on VentureBeat.<p>The smartwatch sequel, which …

Wearable Tech

Samsung Galaxy S8 may redeem slow iris scanning with fast face recognition

Samsung might not be cramming its new Galaxy S8 handset with powerful iris scanning tech, but its face recognition capabilities could be off the hook.<p>South Korean outlet The Investor reports that – in addition to the previously rumored iris scanner and fingerprint reader – Samsung’s upcoming …

Samsung